The group started with a few people — Teacher Bamby Oquendo, Mommy Charyde Montejo, Mommy Roselyn Emolaga of the Divine Blessing Learning Center, Ms. Vhi-Ann Dayap, Mr. Richard Gajo and a frequent biker Mr. Roel “Dags” Flores. Seeing regular posts on Facebook about everyday bike rides sparked the idea of creating an official bicycling enthusiasts group. After some online discussions the first long ride that was agreed on and the group Estrella Del Norte Padyakeros was born.
With an initial purpose of leisure and fun especially in this time of the pandemic, as the group grew the mission became clearer: To promote healthy lifestyle among Taytayanons and encourage the community and the youth to be more active in cycling — a low impact exercise — that does not only bring a lot of good benefits but makes you discover beautiful areas in our beloved Taytay, Palawan.
The group is now composed of 30 members with a mixture of beginner and mid-level bikers.
One of the latest milestone of the group is having Mr. Ian Go, one of the pillars of Palawan Local Mountain Bikers, ride with the group to Lake Manguao. Mr. Go shared his experiences and tips on biking.
There are scheduled rides on weekdays (about 30-45mins) as most of the members are employed. The regular Saturday long ride meets at Gajo Motor Shop at So. Montevista, Poblacion with a call time of 5:30am and an afternoon ride at 4:00pm. Sundays are for fun rides specifically for beginners and intermediate riders which is assisted by Mr. Alfie De Luna. It starts at 4:00pm.
For more information about the schedule and meetings, visit the Facebook Page of Estrella Del Norte Padyakeros.